Legendary pianist Jim Brickman delivers a splashing hit with his latest release. Beautiful World pays a tribute to just that, our beautiful world. It features 15 tunes, including one live version of “What the World Needs Now Is Love.” The song includes the voices of Jon Secada, Melinda Doolittle, Orla Fallon, Mark Masri, Anne Cochran and Oria Fallon.

Three other songs deserve particular attention. “Simple Gifts” is a divine melody that offers a world of fantastic divinity. “Noche Pacifica” is another soothing, yet romantic piece. After hearing it, the listener could very well be transported to a night sky near the Pacific Ocean.

For the upbeat crowd, “Carnivale” is definitely the one to hear. It is rhythmic, in a tropical sort of way, and features Caribbean percussion and Spanish guitar; both instruments are prominent on top of the piano.